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  • Saints Chronicles Collection 5

    Saints Chronicles Collection 5

    Sophia Institute Press

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    The Saints Chronicles bring vividly to life the stories of courageous Christians from the earliest days of Christianity to modern times. All five volumes of this popular graphic novel series are packed with engaging texts and dramatic images that...
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    Few Christian groups straddle that fine line between sect and denomination as does the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church. On the one hand, its more than 20 million members profess belief in many tenets of Christian orthodoxy, including the Trinity and Christ’s sacrificial atonement on the cross. On the other hand, its murky origins and collection of eccentric doctrines and practices place it on the fringes of Christianity.

In The Great Disappointment—named after the failed eighteenth-century prophecies of Christ’s return that sparked the Adventist movement—Tim Staples takes a deep dive into SDA history and theology, giving you a thorough understanding of its key beliefs and how they stack up to Catholic truths.

Although Seventh-day Adventism may be best known for its insistence on a Saturday Sabbath and traditionally strict rules about diet and lifestyle, Staples says we should pay more attention to the seven major errors in its doctrines. In this thorough but characteristically engaging and accessible four-disc set, he takes you through each error (God has a body, Ellen Gould White was a unique prophet of Christ’s return, the human soul is not immortal, etc.) and refutes it with solid scriptural evidence and commonsense philosophy.

The SDA Church has influenced modern Christian culture in ways well beyond its numbers. Listen to The Great Disappointment and be able to respond to that influence—and to the Adventists in your life—with knowledge and skill.

    The Great Disappointment

    Catholic Answers Press

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    Few Christian groups straddle that fine line between sect and denomination as does the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church. On the one hand, its more than 20 million members profess belief in many tenets of Christian orthodoxy, including the Trinity and...
    Now: $10.00
    Was: $19.95
  • Experience the rousing adventures of some of history’s greatest saints. Their lives, depicted here in spectacular graphics, demonstrate that living our true faith is never dull but demands heroic courage and tireless strength.

In these thrilling stories of saintly men and women you will meet:

• St. Willibrord, the bold and fearless missionary priest who converted the people of the Netherlands despite the murderous threats of a hostile pagan king;
• St. Margaret of Scotland, the young noblewoman forced to flee her own country, who found refuge in Scotland, where she became a wise queen devoted to service of the poor;
• St. Stanislaus, the beloved Polish bishop who publicly condemned the vicious actions of his king and was killed for his bold stand against evil;
• St. Rose of Lima, the young girl, admired for her striking beauty, who rejected her parents’ demand that she marry and dedicated herself instead to a life of prayer and service;
• St. Dominic, the brave priest who was staunchly committed to combating dangerous heresies and eventually founded one of the most influential religious orders within the Church.

The glorious examples of these extraordinary men and women offer hope and inspiration, reminding us that, even in the darkest of times, a bold spirit and unwavering faith in God are the main weapons we need to win the strenuous battles of life.

    Saints Chronicles Collection 4

    Sophia Institute Press

    $14.95
    Experience the rousing adventures of some of history’s greatest saints. Their lives, depicted here in spectacular graphics, demonstrate that living our true faith is never dull but demands heroic courage and tireless strength. In these thrilling...
    $14.95
  • These gripping texts and dramatic images bring you the exciting stories of some of the Church’s greatest saints. Along with them, you’ll  embark upon the adventure of holiness, learning from their example how to embrace wholeheartedly God’s unique mission for your own life.

In this spectacular graphic novel you’ll meet:

• St. Antony of Padua, the brilliant young Franciscan friar whose deepest desire was to be a martyr for Christ.
• St. Ava, the young girl born blind, whose great faith in the Lord led Him to restore her vision.
• St. Samson, the humble monk who, legend claims, slew a fierce dragon, saving the people of Wales from     destruction.
• St. Bernadette, the fourteen-year-old girl whose 19th-century visions of the Blessed Mother in Lourdes, France, continue to inspire pilgrimages and devotions to this day.
• St. Charles Lwanga, the African courtier who, for the sake of the Faith, defied his wicked king, knowing it would cost him his life.

Join these remarkable saints as they boldly pursue lives of holiness. Let their profound faith and unwavering devotion to God’s will inspire and sustain you as you confront evils in our own day and time.

    Saints Chronicles Collection 3

    Sophia Institute Press

    $14.95
    These gripping texts and dramatic images bring you the exciting stories of some of the Church’s greatest saints. Along with them, you’ll  embark upon the adventure of holiness, learning from their example how to embrace wholeheartedly...
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  • In this handsome graphic novel, you’ll join some of the world’s greatest saints in their inspiring – and often exciting and even dangerous – quests for holiness. These thrilling stories and stunning images found here will captivate you and fascinate readers of all ages.

Here you’ll meet:

• St. Nicholas, the orphaned boy who generously ministered to the sick and the poor, and eventually became the wise and just bishop of Myra.

• St. Francis of Assisi, the rough soldier who put down his weapons, renounced his possessions, and went on to establish two great religious orders.

• St. Brigid of Ireland, the young girl who fled from an impending, arranged marriage to become a nun, and devote her life completely to the Lord.

• St. Pachomius, the Roman soldier who became a Christian and ventured into the Egyptian desert to pray, establishing there numerous monasteries.

• St. Anne Line, the gentle Catholic convert in the Protestant England who was arrested and cruelly executed for hiding fellow Catholics from murderous anti-Catholic government agents.

Embark here on great adventures of the Christian Life! These gripping stories of Catholic heroes call on each of us to follow boldly God's unique plan for our lives, and, as did the saints, to reach the very heights of holiness.

    Saints Chronicles Collection 2

    Sophia Institute Press

    $14.95
    In this handsome graphic novel, you’ll join some of the world’s greatest saints in their inspiring – and often exciting and even dangerous – quests for holiness. These thrilling stories and stunning images found here will...
    $14.95
  • The Saints Chronicles bring vividly to life the stories of courageous Christians from the earliest days of Christianity to modern times. All four volumes of this Graphic Novel Series are packed with engaging texts and dramatic images that captivate and inspire readers of all ages.

In this first volume, you’ll dive into the life of Christianity’s boldest heroes of the Faith, including:

    St. Patrick, a young boy captured by Irish pirates and made a slave, only to escape and later return to convert all of pagan Ireland to Christianity.
    St. Jerome Emiliani, the bold soldier who became a Christian while imprisoned in a dark dungeon, escaping to join the priesthood and lead a life in service to the poor and suffering.
    St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, the wealthy New York widow who made vows of poverty and chastity, creating the very first Catholic schools in the United States and becoming America’s first saint.
    St. Henry Morse, the Catholic convert who became a priest and bravely spread the Faith in Protestant England, only to be arrested and martyred for being Catholic.
    St. Joan of Arc, the thirteen-year-old-girl who God called to rally a demoralized army and lead the Catholic French to an overwhelming defeat of the English.

The stirring adventures of these brave Christian souls remind us that God has in mind for each of us a unique mission, worthy of all our imagination and all our daring.

Appealing to readers of all ages, these four Graphic Novels will enhance literacy and promote content retention while introducing Catholic saints in a form that can be enjoyed again and again.

    Saints Chronicles Collection 1

    Sophia Institute Press

    $14.95
    The Saints Chronicles bring vividly to life the stories of courageous Christians from the earliest days of Christianity to modern times. All four volumes of this Graphic Novel Series are packed with engaging texts and dramatic images that captivate and...
    $14.95
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    The Protestant Revolution (Digital)

    The Protestant Revolution (Digital)

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    October 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, when, as the story goes, Martin Luther nailed a list of his grievances with the Catholic Church (commonly called "The 95 Theses") to the door of All Saints’ Church in...
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  • Apostles and Their Times

    Apostles and Their Times

    Sophia Institute Press

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    Here's an unflinching look at the lives and sacrifices of those first Christians who were given the task of spreading the Gospel to the ends of the earth. Relying on ancient documents — as well as the latest archeological findings and scientific...
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  • Why Is That In Tradition?

    Why Is That In Tradition?

    Our Sunday Visitor

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    Why Is That In Tradition? explains the crucial biblical difference between Tradition with a capital T and the many "small-t" traditions and customs that are of human origin. When non-Catholics dispute the Church's teachings, they often distort the facts...
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